Category: Reports


New Report Details Labor and Economic Impacts of Opioid Crisis

This week, the American Action Forum released a report examining the labor market and economic impacts on the nationwide opioid epidemic. The report measures the direct cost on the economy and estimates the number of workers absent from the labor force due to opioids, hours lost at work, and the subsequent decline in real economic…

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National Physical Activity Plan Releases Report on Walkable Communities

The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA) recently released the report Promoting Walking and Walkable Communities – Cross-Sector Recommendations. The report includes recommendations to identify and prioritize the most critical activities that will result in the greatest impact to improve walkability and increase walking throughout the country. A number of cross-sector strategies and tactics are…

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Brookings Institution Publishes Housing and Health Report

Recently, the Brookings Institution released the report Housing as a Hub for Health, Community Services, and Upward Mobility, which explores ways in which housing can impact the overall health, lives, and success of individuals and details how the effect varies for differing segments of the U.S. population. The report determines that, in many instances, a…

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Assembly Select Committee Releases Final Report on Universal Coverage and Health Care Financing

The Assembly Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage this week released its final report after holding a series of hearings on the topic between October 2017 and February 2018. Recall last year, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon shelved SB 562 (Lara) which would have created a universal health care system in California…

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RWJF, University of Wisconsin Release 2018 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

On Wednesday, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released the 2018 County Health Rankings which help counties understand what influences the health of residents and their life expectancy. The Rankings are unique in their ability to measure the current overall health of each county in all 50…

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Report Details Lessons Learned from Cannabis Legalization

The Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), a nonprofit organization based in Virginia, and dedicated to a health-first approach to marijuana policy, released a study this week entitled “Lessons Learned from Marijuana Legalization in Four U.S. States and D.C.”  The study found that legalized states are leading the nation in past-year use of cannabis in every…

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TFAH Releases Analysis on Public Health and Safety Funding Crisis

This week, the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) released an analysis detailing public health funding throughout the country, finding that spending on public health is insufficient and constitutes a crisis. The report examines funding levels at the federal, state, and local levels and provides recommendations to increase funds and improve the public’s health. At the…

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CBPP Publishes Report on Medicaid Expansion and the Opioid Crisis

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities recently published a report that highlights the importance of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion in increasing insurance coverage among individuals with opioid-use disorders (OUDs). The latest data available from the federal government rebut claims that Medicaid expansion contributed to or exacerbated the nationwide opioid crisis. CBPP…

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CSAC, League of Cities Release Joint Homelessness Task Force Report

This week, the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) and the League of California Cities (League) Joint Homelessness Task Force released a report detailing the status of homelessness in California and tools and resources available to cities and counties to address the growing issue throughout the state. Last year, CSAC and the League formed a…

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